Sundance Announces January Screenwriters Lab Participants

The Sundance Institute has announced the 13 projects to be workshoped at its January Screenwriters Lab:

"Towelhead" author Alicia Erian is developing a script about an American who faces repercussions after helping a Salvadoran immigrant in "Hammer and Anvil." Other projects include Liu Hao's Beijing romance "Addicted to Love"; John Magary's family drama "Blood Abundance, or the Half-Life of Antoinette"; Ryan Knighton's autobiographical blindness drama "Cockeyed"; and Hadar Friedlich's Israeli profile "Hannah M."

Patrick Vala-Haynes' father-son drama "The Henchman"; Moon Molson's crime drama "Meadowlandz"; Daniel Casey's Polish-American boxing story "Poletown"; and Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa and Karen Sztajnberg's Brazilian coming-of-age drama "Quotas" will also be workshopped.

Completing the list are Liza Johnson's portrait of a military mother, "Return"; Hicham Ayouch's Moroccan Muslim drama "Samba Do Maazouuz"; Frank Budgen's adult U.K. fairy tale, "Shockheaded Peter"; and Darrell Dennis' study of a Native American woman in Canada, "Tales of an Urban Indian."

The lab will be held Jan. 11-16 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.

Updated: 12/14/2007

Additional Contest Info: Sundance Feature Film Program